silica aerogel

noun

Definition of silica aerogel

: colloidal silica in the form of a fine lightweight powder with grains having minute pores that is made from silica gel and used chiefly as thermal insulation especially at low temperatures (as in refrigerators)

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“Silica aerogel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/silica%20aerogel. Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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